Unlike the relative monotony of the first two contests, Game 3 of the NLDS on Sunday evening had plenty of action for fans of both clubs to appreciate. Ultimately, it was Atlanta who prevailed, as the Braves secured a 6-5 victory and forced a Game 4 on Monday afternoon in Atlanta.
The Dodgers have cruised to a 2-0 lead in the NLDS over the Atlanta Braves and find themselves just one win away from advancing to the NLCS.
The Los Angeles offense got its motor running early in Game 1 of the NLDS on Thursday night when Joc Pederson took Atlanta starter Mike Foltynewicz deep to center field in the bottom of the first inning. From there, it was a night of domination for the NL West Champs, as the Dodgers blanked the Braves, 6-0.
It was a stressful end to the regular season for the Los Angeles Dodgers, but they earned the opportunity to advance to the NLDS without having to endure the dreaded wildcard game.
The Dodgers just keep plugging along. Lose a starting pitcher? No problem! Lose another? No biggie! Injuries and other circumstances have had the Dodgers pushing their pitching staff to the brink. But the offense has got their pitchers’ backs, scoring enough to keep them in games everyday. They are a rather impressive 15-5 through their last 20 games, even with all the wrenches the baseball gods keep throwing their way. It’s a tight rope act right now and so far, the Dodgers have yet to fall.